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commitment this shipyard wouldn't have made it thus far. mr. bonner i make us proud with your resistance we thank you for keeping us engaged and focused despite all the distractions. and to my colleagues on the citizens advisory committee your past and continued efforts have sustained our community. year in and out you have given our time commitment to this work. you have worked without - today, our work is repealing dividends. i would be remiss in i didn't introduce you today and thank
scott please stand up >> the clerk will take the roll. this man massachusetts has been toil for years he's been leading this. and i believe i have called everyone's name whose on the c ac. so i want to introduce our shipyard staff. i, you know, this woman because she's the president of the southeast commission and she's a great woman ms. kennedy (clapping) >> and then our other shipyard members is michael please stand up (clapping). >> bridget and vincent.
residents. she continues to help with the children's education and is still a descending of good government. you might call sophie maxwell the warrior goddess. she never stopped and until her bay view neighborhood could joy the same opportunities like the parks and the affordable housing and the safe streets. without her courage and fortitude we welcome you sophie maxwell >> thank you both of you on the d s and out there. this is what collective leadership looks like and the collective determination looks like. this is what a vision that people in the community had and
then it was the city become infected by the this vision. it put a lot of resources at least 3 mayors were infected and the assembly and the senate and then loots at least two governors and federally 3 president's. and about warrior goddess women we have the senate infected by this determination and the vision. and then the armed services the united states navy of america. can you believe that the vision and the determination so all one person or maybe 20 thousand can say oh, i'm home.
i'm home. it's been an honor to be part of that. thank you all of you and thank everyone who will be and was a part of this thank you. (clapping) >> it's my pleasure to welcome supervisor mar are a cowen. she's actually on many city hall committees and boards. she was elected over the retirement system overseeing $17 billion. where is denise. $17 billion of investment money but here priority is her community. last week the supervisor helped
with the family and musical and food festival. whether she's working inside or outside of city hall we know she's working hard to keep our district healthy and save. please welcome supervisor cowen >> yes $17.6 billion but whose counting. i look forward in entertaining a conversation that we will be able to have about using this funds making an investment in the community (clapping) we make investments all around the world with this fund why not no our own neighborhood; right?
really putting our money where our mouth is. okay. i told might have i wasn't going to cry i am facilitated with emotion. we are bringing arts and cultural to third street and uplifting our artists and the works they produce and honor the historic legacy that the african-american community has made to the bay point community. this is a remarkable events here. it's focusing itself right here on this part of san francisco and, yes there will be growing pains but we will persevere.
(clapping) now i'm to go back on script so i can remain composed. this project was composed before i was here but i know how much the jobs of affordable housing how much is means to us here in the community and how much it will mean to have open space and parks are well taken place of. it is the physical manifestation of request years of dedication by the community and the city and lamar urban it's produced
something much more. it's produced leaders a few of them that serve on the d s behind me. it has produced businesses along the merchant corridor along third street and entities that are wholly commented to all things investing and uplifting our residents. it's no secret that our south eastern regions are challenged but today is the day we're moving beyond the fear and hated and hearing each other down (clapping) and really walking lockstep forward together into a
prosperous future. but this project and the many other initiatives that the mayor lee and i have been working on. when we talk about bay view points we're not just talking about hardship and sadness we are talking about people real individuals and families that live and work in the neighborhood. this is why we spent more than a decade planning for this day and it's their voices that are shaping this significant investment. it's for them we'll continue to most of this project forward are i want to acknowledge the unparalleled commitment that this developer has shown us should be an example that everyone should be foreperson
after (clapping) an men and women commitment to the labor and lincoln to the artists and hearing their concerns and honoring them and making sure that everyone has a spot a place in this project. so today is just the beginning of reinvention of the area. i want to thank the many members of the citizen adversities committee and i'm even going to throw in the southeast folks. we spent count also hours to bring us to today. thank you all. i also want to thank our labor leaders for not giving up and staying at the table.
i want to thank all that everyone benefits from a carpenter to the subcontractors wro who are working and let's get out of the way and get started on this construction. thank you (clapping) >> tim paulson joins us as it's executive director in 2004 so he's been on this journalist with the city to rebuild the shipyard. the san francisco labor council is the center of the labor in san francisco it's comprised of 1 hundred and 50 local unions
representing 1 hundred thousand working men and women in this city. it's to promote social justice for all. please welcome tim to say a few words (clapping) >> thank you pam. so on behalf of the san francisco labor council i want to acknowledge what the previous leaders talked about. we were involved in a complexed process. and i'm proud of our partners that actually sat down and did the agreement that's he hopefully b will be the strongest in the country. i want to acknowledge my partner and all the building trades that are repealed just stand up real quickly (clapping) >> thanks for what's going on. i also want to acknowledge
connie ford who's been working diligently with the community whether or not it is with the pact or the other partners we're proud of the work. but one out of 3 households has a member in it. we want to make sure that everything is going to benefit the community local higher and affordable housing and job training and getting into houses and jobs making sure there are good health care and everything is being done. we negotiated extra money that is going to be used and invested in the community to make sure the community sliefl benefits. we're proud to be part of the process but this is a great day
and a great start thank you everybody (clapping) our next speaker really does embody the american dream. i'll introduce my friend and your friend willie brown. a product of the urban black neighborhoods of san francisco he became an attorney to rise through the civil rights movement. willie brown served more than thirty years 15 years as it's speaker then he was elected and served as the first african-american to serve as labor in san francisco. mayor brown has dedicated his
skills to transform and open american politics to all. he is really one of the smartest people in american politics and i tease him for tipping his tow in my field of journalism. perseverance and trades that describe mayor brown and the ship project made possible that deals are not enough political power grows only when public good is done at the same time. please welcome mayor willie brown. (clapping) >> i'm glad to be here. this is a great journey.
it's a journey that's been described adequately by most of the people at the microphone. it's been a long journey. sometimes, the journey you couldn't even see whether or not there was going to be any success. we really do have a bay view people need to see this. most thought it was a joke but clearly a reality. as you observed what what will occur on this till hill and you'll know that the parks the mayor talked about will not only have grass and walkways but there will be trees.
this community will come alive it will not be any different from any other community in expect it will be newer and probably better (clapping) >> and have all the people that have been here be clear that those of us who hold on elected office you know what an incredible debt we owe to those who stepped up and did the infrastructure that will make it possible for this community to come alive. there was not bonded indebtedness when ms. maxwell was doing her part there was not bonded indebtedness to do all the things we needed to be done
yes nancy and diane did their number but without the private sector he stepping up taking their investment capital laying it on the line. and you would think when la in charge first made the application to be selected in the competitive process i lied through my teeth i told them over a few months you'll need to do and they've hung in there. they've not allowed that lie in the ends the investment opportunity here represented something that's unique in all
of america. there's no other piece of soil in america this is potentially as lucrative and profitable for both the private and public sector then this spot is going to be (clapping) so, i say to you and the investors you've done it right. you know that retirement board has a rile that says they can't invest in san francisco. how stupid is that. i hold ms. maxwell we don't want people asking questions about our investments and knowing san francisco is full of questions everybody babies that are not born ask questions that's the way we're.
i'm hoping that we can have san francisco's money, san francisco's pension funds equally as subject to being used in this city and in particular where the predictability of have you ever given is to wonderful. i'm carried away with the idea when the base closure came along they said i can have the shipyard and, of course, diane and nancy make sure it was done. it took a lot longer than then we a thought it would but it happened. and believe me reference has been made to all the people who were involved. there's been at least 3
secretaries of the navy and they stepped up and their staff he believes that everything that appeared to be high-risk was worth the trip it was demonstration and republicans. the rest of the nation is going to be required to follow suit and be rearview mirror to find our dedicated people like we have. they're going to be able to find and require people like ed lee and others who have done so much to help put this altogether. and i'll tell you something. my ugly worked in the shipyard.
it's the only job he ever had but might uncle worked from the shipyard and he's smiling knowing he would be gambling because it's a we have thing we open the place for people to live and for the rest of san francisco who will beat a path out here. you're going to be shocked at the kind of people who want to live out here. the cost it so much better and the transportation and all the other things for access to the freeways and to downtown in. cases is so much better the public transit system generally is so much better.
this is an ideal place to live. i'm not that i'll be eligible pam is right if we can arrange a discount. when i served lee used to be accused of also trying to leverage for our own benefit but obviously we didn't do it that's why i make an appeal to you (clapping) >> he really is san francisco own force of nature isn't he. now we want to bring to the poumd a neighborhood poet who embodies the hope of the community. please welcome this lady.
tomato i didn't (clapping) hello everyone before i go into this short poem i want to say thanks to everyone. i'm here representing the cafe that is in the heart of bay view. thank you (clapping) and because of all the hard work and faith that everyone has had in the project i can say today, i have a full-time job in bay view and i'll be a first time time homeowner in bay view as well. it's a huge accomplishment. i'll be reading this poem and dedicate it to everyone. we are the voiceless.
who can't sleep long enough to dream who barely have periods between strafrgs. those mean very little when our voices sound like shadows falling into the dark and no one understands when no one is around to see. she fights everyday to fight for her smile. she knows the distances so alcohol is the only comfort she has grown accustomed to. we have nothing left burr but our voices and sometimes, we forgot we're realized with a shine so bright sometimes.
and we are reminded there will be another day. we have nothing left but your voices to speak. thank you (clapping) >> thank you that was beautiful (clapping) well, thank you to the neighborhood and the leaders to all of you and thank you for being a part of something that was so extraordinary please join us for refreshments and don't forget to nibble on